Baseball Crank
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May 2, 2003
BASEBALL: Mazeroski

I forget if I've posted this chart before . . . there's a legitimate debate about whether Bill Mazeroski's glove should carry his bat into the Hall of Fame, but how does Mazeroski stack up as a hitter? Here's his career batting-obp-slugging compared to some other Hall of Famers:

PlayerBatting/OBP/Slugging
Bill Mazeroski 260/299/367
Red Ruffing 269/306/389
Bob Lemon 232/288/386
Walter Johnson 235/274/342
Clark Griffith 233/318/310
Amos Rusie 247/261/319
Burleigh Grimes 248/282/306
Bob Gibson 206/243/301
Kid Nichols 226/277/300
Dizzy Dean 225/235/301
John Clarkson 219/250/319
Early Wynn 214/274/285
Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:46 AM | Baseball 2002-03 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Pesky HOF debates, they just always lead to further controversies. Nothing's ever settled.

I guess the question that this chart prompts for me is whether, for example, the Big Train would have entered the HOF without those hundreds and hundreds of pitching W's. I mean come on! The dude was patently feeble as a hitter! :-D

Posted by: Flem Snopes at May 2, 2003 9:17 AM

Ouch!

Posted by: bob mong at May 5, 2003 6:02 PM
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